President’s Cabinet Meeting
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
10:30 a.m.
ATTENDEES:  President Ivory V. Nelson, Executive Vice President Michael B. Hill, Vice President Howard E. Merlin, Dean John O. Chikwem, Dean Gladys J. Willis, Dean Judith A.W. Thomas, and Ms. Diane M. Brown. 
Cabinet meeting minutes of January 25, 2011 were approved.
In accordance with its letter of November 19, 2010, Dr. Mary Ellen Petrisko, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, was scheduled to visit the campus on January 26, 2011 to discuss the Commission on Higher Education’s expectations regarding student learning assessment.  Unfortunately, however, weather conditions made it necessary to postpone her visit to Friday, February 18, 2011. 
Cabinet reviewed progress and next steps toward meeting Middle States Standard 14, Student Learning Assessment.
President Nelson informed the Cabinet that he will be organizing a President’s Advisory Council on Academic Affairs with whom he will meet semimonthly.  The Advisory Council will provide a mechanism for communication and implementation of matters relative to better faculty participation in decision making processes.  The Advisory Council will be comprised of five faculty members – one representing each of the three schools, a graduate school representative and an at-large representative.
Vice President Merlin provided FY11 Enrollment figures as of February 1, 2011.
Undergraduate Students enrolled           1,801
Graduate Students                                  552
Total Student enrollment                       2,353
President Nelson is scheduled to appear before the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on Monday, March 28, 2011, in Harrisburg to present testimony regarding Lincoln University’s 2011-2012 Budget Request.
President Nelson adjourned the meeting at 11.45 a.m. to participate in a teleconference meeting.  Items not discussed will be carried over to the next meeting of the Cabinet.

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